Event

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Sister Lakes

Date / Location

Saturday, July 15,  2017
*8:00am

Lions Club (Parking, Finish, Check-in)
66991 95th Ave
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Parking
  • Parking is at the Lions Club where checkin-in and the finish line are located. 
  • There will NOT be parking at the lake, where the start and the transition area are located.
Distances

Olympic Triathlon - 1000m swim, 25 mi bike, 6.35mi run 
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 13mi bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike- 1000m swim, 25 mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 13 mi bike

Pre Race Yoga

Please join FIT Coaching immediately following registration for a pre race, nice, easy YOGA class. This will be geared towards a nice relaxing stretch the night before your big race at Sister Lakes.  

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The Scene

This event is all about community! A community that brought an idea to us to develop, and now we are very happy to be the official event management team for all the residents in the Sister Lakes community, with proceeds going to their community development programs.  

A series of 7 lakes in a 25 mile radius make up this course, which means on race morning it seems like every person within that radius is out to cheer on the athletes. Everyone in the area does something to help with the event and at the end of the day you, the athlete, benefit from their participation.

The swim start and exit is from a land owner’s vacant lot; the transition area is across the street on another land owner’s vacant lot. The bike course rolls through and around the Sister Lakes community. The run course circles and rolls through a few of the lakes the bike course misses, passing dozens of houses with cheering residents before you head into the Lions Club park for your finish and a great grilled lunch hosted by the Lions Club Grillmasters!

Don’t forget the incredible community donated raffle with tons of great prizes.  

Amenities
  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • Professional chip timing with results available online
  • Awards to top three in each age group
  • Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher  
  • The best post race snack table out there
Awards

Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31 of that year.

Overall
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and excluded from their age group.

Age Groups
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups:
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
*In the event there may not be at least 4 athletes within an age group, an age group may be combined, for example 2 in 20-24 and 2 and 25-29 = 20-29 age group combined.

*Sprint Triathlon - Typically offers 15 and under and 16-19 in addition
*Masters - First place 40+ masters in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons
*Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons (Clydesdale = Male 225lbs or more)
*Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons (Athena = Females 165lbs or more)

Aquabike - First place Olympic Aquabike and first place Sprint Aquabike
Kaya-Tri - Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall (when applicable)
Super Sprint - All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. This category is designed for those wanting to Try the Tri or to enjoy a fun, family-friendly race. In that spirit, no awards are presented. Everyone is a winner!
 
Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony. If you must depart before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you. Please click on the link below to be taken to the Transition Bag Store where you can select the AWARD Item.

REQUEST AWARD MAILING

Salute

Venue 
Sister Lakes Committee
Lions Club Park
Driftwood Store and Restaurant

Partners
South Shore Racquet Club
Cardinal Fitness
Pepsi
Lions Club
Wightman and Assiciates
Starks Family Funeral Home
Judd Lumber
Lakeland Health Care
Crowe Horwath
Crooked Lakes
Round Lake Associations
Meyers Super Value
Cressy Everett
Passaro
Kahne & Taylor Law Offices
Fifth Third Bank
Chemical Bank
The Wood Fire
Baymont Inn
Kelly Smith Managing Team

Support Crews
Volunteers from Sister Lakes Communities

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